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Photo Flash: A LITTLE NEW MUSIC Celebrates 10th Edition at Rockwell in LA

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A LITTLE NEW MUSIC brought the house down on December 8th at Rockwell Table and Stage in LA with a landmark 10th showcase of fresh and exciting musical theater material. Special guest host John Tartaglia (Broadway's AVENUE Q and SHREK THE MUSICAL), brought his sparkling humor to this dynamic evening celebrating the next generation of musical theater artists. Scroll down for photos from the concert!

This 10th concert showcased new works by composers and lyricists including Drew Fornarola, Mike Hadge, Lee Huff & Kelly Balk, Sam Carner & Derek Gregor, Brian Graden & Benjamin Boquist, Zach Spound, Randi Wolfe & Sari Miller, Andy Roninson, Alexi Kovin, Mitchell Glaser, and more.

The stellar lineup of singers performing for the packed house included Shelley Regner (PITCH PERFECT 1 &2), Michael Thomas Grant (FTR: DEAR JOHN HUGHES), Marie-France Arcilla (Off-Bway's WORKING), Emily Clark (SLIGHTLY DRAMATIC), Gabrielle Wagner ("MAD MEN"), Daniel May (Bway's FLOWER DRUM SONG), Sherry Mandujano ("2 BROKE GIRLS"), Jimmer Bolden (VISIONARY MAN), Conchita Belisle Newman, Chrissi Erickson, Wendy Rosoff, Tiana Okoye (CARRIE), Cooper Howell (La Mirada's RENT), plus a special guest performance by Nina Silver from Rogue Artists Ensemble's WOOD BOY DOG FISH. Bryan Blaskie returned as music director backed by his band.

A LITTLE NEW MUSIC is the best hour of new and unheard musical theatre material in LA. Whether a premiere from an established writer or an undiscovered tune from a promising up-and-comer, the mission is to showcase talent with a program that keeps your finger on the pulse. For more information, visit www.alittlenewmusic.org, or follow on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram: @ALittleNewMusic.

Photo Flash: A LITTLE NEW MUSIC Celebrates 10th Edition at Rockwell in LA
(front) Founding co-producer Christopher Maikish, host John Tartaglia, co-producer Kila Packett; (second row) ALNM10 executive producer amy francis schott, Shelley Regner, ALNM10 artistic producer Luke Klipp, co-producer Katherine Washington, Chrissi Erickson; (third row) music director Bryan Blaskie, Cooper Howell, Will Yanez, Nina Silver, Wendy Rosoff, Marie-France Arcilla, ALNM10 marketing producer Corey Lynn Howe, Sherry Mandujano, Daniel May; (back row) Jimmer Bolden, Brian Cannady, Eric McCann, co-producer Katie Porter, Zach Spound, co-producer Mitchell Glaser, Michael Thomas Grant. Photo by Eric Cornwell.

Photo Flash: A LITTLE NEW MUSIC Celebrates 10th Edition at Rockwell in LA
Performers Emily Clark, Jimmer Bolden, and Marie-France Arcilla arrive for ALNM10. Photo by Sean Marier / 839 Photography.

Photo Flash: A LITTLE NEW MUSIC Celebrates 10th Edition at Rockwell in LA
Robert Klein of Festival of New American Musicals. Photo by Sean Marier / 839 Photography.

Photo Flash: A LITTLE NEW MUSIC Celebrates 10th Edition at Rockwell in LA
Lyricist Kelly Balk and composer Lee Huff arrive for ALNM10. Photo by Sean Marier / 839 Photography.

Photo Flash: A LITTLE NEW MUSIC Celebrates 10th Edition at Rockwell in LA
Performer Shelley Regner and writer/performer Zach Spound. Photo by Sean Marier / 839 Photography.

Photo Flash: A LITTLE NEW MUSIC Celebrates 10th Edition at Rockwell in LA
Writer/performers Brian Graden and Ben Boquist. Photo by Sean Marier / 839 Photography.

Photo Flash: A LITTLE NEW MUSIC Celebrates 10th Edition at Rockwell in LA
Music director Bryan Blaskie and performer Wendy Rosoff. Photo by Sean Marier / 839 Photography.

Photo Flash: A LITTLE NEW MUSIC Celebrates 10th Edition at Rockwell in LA
Writer Mike Hadge and guest Kristi Ellingsworth arrive for ALNM10. Photo by Sean Marier / 839 Photography.

Photo Flash: A LITTLE NEW MUSIC Celebrates 10th Edition at Rockwell in LA
The ALNM band: Brian Cannady (drums), Bryan Blaskie (piano), Eric McCann (bass), Will Yanez (guitar). Photo by Sean Marier / 839 Photography.

Photo Flash: A LITTLE NEW MUSIC Celebrates 10th Edition at Rockwell in LA
Performer Shelley Regner is ready for ALNM10! Photo by Sean Marier / 839 Photography.

Photo Flash: A LITTLE NEW MUSIC Celebrates 10th Edition at Rockwell in LA
Members of the ALNM producing team sing the opening number: (left to right) Bryan Blaskie on piano, Mitchell Glaser, Katherine Washington, Peter Welkin, Christopher Maikish, Katie Porter, Kila Packett and Luke Klipp. Photo by Sean Marier / 839 Photography.

Photo Flash: A LITTLE NEW MUSIC Celebrates 10th Edition at Rockwell in LA
John Tartaglia

Photo Flash: A LITTLE NEW MUSIC Celebrates 10th Edition at Rockwell in LA
Zach Spound and Shelley Regner duet on Zach's original song 'Dinosaur'. Photo by amy francis schott.

Photo Flash: A LITTLE NEW MUSIC Celebrates 10th Edition at Rockwell in LA
Daniel May sings Drew Fornarola's song 'Doesn't Know I'm There' from the new musical TIANANMEN. Photo by Sean Marier / 839 Photography.

Photo Flash: A LITTLE NEW MUSIC Celebrates 10th Edition at Rockwell in LA
Marie-France Arcilla sings about a frustrating sibling in 'Jackie's a Sweetheart' from Andy Roninson�s THE HIPSTER SISTER. Photo by amy francis schott.

Photo Flash: A LITTLE NEW MUSIC Celebrates 10th Edition at Rockwell in LA
Gabrielle Wagner is one hot mama (along with Wendy Rosoff and Conchita Belisle Newman) in Randi Wolfe and Sari Miller's 'Hot Mama Blues'. Photo by Sean Marier / 839 Photography.

Photo Flash: A LITTLE NEW MUSIC Celebrates 10th Edition at Rockwell in LA
Brian Graden (piano) and Ben Boquist (vocals) perform their song 'Remember Me'. Photo by amy francis schott.

Photo Flash: A LITTLE NEW MUSIC Celebrates 10th Edition at Rockwell in LA
Special guest Nina Silver sings 'Ignite' from Rogue Artists' Ensemble's acclaimed production of WOOD BOY DOG FISH by Adrien Prevost and Chelsea Sutton. Photo by amy francis schott.

Photo Flash: A LITTLE NEW MUSIC Celebrates 10th Edition at Rockwell in LA
Chrissi Erickson performs 'I'll Take It All' from Sam Carner and Derek Gregor's musical ISLAND SONG. Photo by amy francis schott.

Photo Flash: A LITTLE NEW MUSIC Celebrates 10th Edition at Rockwell in LA
Michael Thomas Grant sings 'I Could Make Her Happy' by Lee Huff and Kelly Balk. Photo by Sean Marier / 839 Photography.

Photo Flash: A LITTLE NEW MUSIC Celebrates 10th Edition at Rockwell in LA
Jimmer Bolden sings a world premiere song, 'Melancholy Moon' by Mitchell Glaser. Photo by Sean Marier / 839 Photography.

Photo Flash: A LITTLE NEW MUSIC Celebrates 10th Edition at Rockwell in LA
Cooper Howell and Tiana Okoye perform Alexi Kovin's not-exactly-a-love duet 'Second Time Around' from the musical THE GUIDE TO BEING SINGLE. Photo by Sean Marier / 839 Photography.

Photo Flash: A LITTLE NEW MUSIC Celebrates 10th Edition at Rockwell in LA
Sherry Mandujano, with back up from Katherine Washington and Katie Porter, sings about the realities behind the classic '12 Days of Christmas' in Mike Hadge's 'You Gave Me Birds'. Photo by amy francis schott.

Photo Flash: A LITTLE NEW MUSIC Celebrates 10th Edition at Rockwell in LA
Emily Clark wraps up the night with Carner and Gregor's ode to� special� family Xmas trips, 'The Egg Nog Song'. Photo by amy francis schott.

Photo Flash: A LITTLE NEW MUSIC Celebrates 10th Edition at Rockwell in LA
Singer Michael Thomas Grant and composer Lee Huff celebrate following A Little New Music 10. Photo by amy francis schott.

Photo Flash: A LITTLE NEW MUSIC Celebrates 10th Edition at Rockwell in LA
Founding co-producer Christopher Maikish, New Musicals Inc artistic director Elise Dewsberry, and music director Bryan Blaskie. Photo by Sean Marier / 839 Photography.

Photo Flash: A LITTLE NEW MUSIC Celebrates 10th Edition at Rockwell in LA
Jeff Scot Carey, performer Emily Clark, Rob Wood, Bryant Edwards, and founding co-producer Luke Klipp celebrate the 10th edition of A Little New Music. Photo by Sean Marier / 839 Photography.

Photo Flash: A LITTLE NEW MUSIC Celebrates 10th Edition at Rockwell in LA
Founding co-producer Christopher Maikish poses with ALNM 10 host John Tartaglia. Photo by Amy Francis Schott.

Photo Flash: A LITTLE NEW MUSIC Celebrates 10th Edition at Rockwell in LA
The producers of ALNM10: (front) Kila Packett, Amy Francis Schott, Katherine Washington, Bryan Blaskie, Luke Klipp; (back) Mitchell Glaser, Chris Maikish, Katie Porter, Corey Lynn Howe, Peter Welkin. Photo by Sean Marier / 839 Photography.


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